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Get the answers to important questions about garage doors and openers with the help of our FAQ page. You will find detailed explanations and practical advice. Start reading now and feel free to come back for more at any time.
Why can’t I start my garage door opener with the remote?
Try all controls to see if the problem could be with the clicker. If none of them works, you should check if the motor unit is getting power. Unplug it from the electrical outlet and try another device. Check the wiring too. If the opener does get power, the motor or circuit board may have failed. In the first case, the lights will work and in the second one, they won’t.
How springs can become dangerous?
Garage door springs have coils, which store enough energy to move the door. Their job is hard because the door's weight is massive. The heavier the door, the greater the spring tension. Due to this tension and lack of maintenance, coils can break. If they break, their tension is suddenly released leading them to fly against anyone standing nearby.
What are safety beams and how do they work?
A safety beam is an invisible infrared electronic beam that deters the garage door from closing in on a person, animal or object when detected. For the door to function, it must be placed 5-6 inches from the door.
Why is the emergency release cord necessary?
The emergency release cord is necessary for disconnecting the electric garage door opener from its automatic operation. You will need to do that when you need to open the door manually for some reason, such as when you need to fix some garage door parts or free something that might be trapped under the garage door.
What garage door type is ideal for a city where strong winds are prevalent?
Weather is one factor that should always be considered for any home. For instance, if you are living in a city or suburb prone to strong winds such as windstorms or hurricanes, you should have a garage door engineered to meet and comply with the requirements of the building codes in your city. In this case, you have to consider installing a heavy-duty wind load door. This type of door is just an upgraded version of a door, which is structurally reinforced to withstand the prevailing weather in your area.
The door won't lift but the opener is working. What should I do?
According our experts, this is an indication that the garage door may have been disengaged. Therefore, it is very important to make sure that the red emergency release cord was not pulled. If it has been, you can re-engage the whole carriage. The process of re-engaging also depends on the model of the garage door.
What is the process involved in making a garage door transmitter work?
A garage door transmitter, or a remote, transmits a radio signal to your opener receiver. Typically, it is mounted on your garage, providing instruction to open your garage door. According our experts, this technology has advanced and has been improved throughout the years. Nowadays, we see major advancements in the technology involved in remote controls.